HEALTH: Perry announces infectious disease task force. “At a press conference Monday, Gov. Rick Perry announced the creation of the Texas Task Force on Infection Disease Preparedness and Response, a group aimed to prepare for pandemic disease such as the Ebola virus in Texas. Perry named Dr. Brett P. Giroir as director of the task force, with Texas Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Dr. Kyle Janek and Texas Department of State Health Services Commissioner Dr. David Lakey serving on the task force as well. The governor is also calling on the federal government to immediately begin stricter screening measures at all ports of entry into the United States to prevent the disease from entering.”